Week 2: Fluid, Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance (Med-Surg Onsite 2018)

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Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss physiologic principles of fluid and electrolyte balance.
  2. Describe nursing considerations in managing fluid and electrolyte imbalances. 
  3. Correctly interpret arterial blood gas readings.
  4. Describe physiologic compensatory mechanisms for each acid-base disturbance.
Course summary

Christine Henshaw, EdD, RN-BC
Professional Development Specialist, Virginia Mason

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